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 Lyme Racing Club

April 24th Novice

April 25th Intermediate

To be held at Lyme Valley Stadium, Buckmaster Avenue,

Clayton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme.


11am till 3pm. £10.00 with Track Bike Hire

Novice Track Coaching this session is on track bikes

If a novice has riden April24th then they will be OK on the April 25th  Session.

Numbers are limited please book in with contacts below

Contact Norman Bassett 07803035845

or Sue Jones 07986958858

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Open to non Lyme RC members



Coaching Newsletter March 2014

Coaching Newsletter March 2014

WANTED, Members with brushes, This Sunday March 30th, could we please have some volunteers to brush Newcastle Velodrome Track from 9.00am it should take just a couple of hours if enough of us turn up to help, just bring a yard brush, shovel and pair of gloves. I will be there before 9.00am to open the gate. Norman Club Volunteer.

Monday March 30th to September 15th “Dustbin Training”

St Fisher High School from 6.30pm, all ages and abilitys, it is recommended for all disciplines’,  Road, Track and MTB.  It covers cornering, on your own in in a group, gear changing, starting, and loads of other skills and fitness training. Please do not think this is easy, if you want to improve your cycling then this is for you.

The training will give you the confidence and skill required to ride in a bunch and to stay in the bunch safely, without getting pushed around. Too look around like a meerkat, too watch backs instead of wheels, too fight for your place, too be able to go for that gap, TOO WIN THE FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"DUSTBIN TRAINING" is a system developed over many years by Roy Swinnerton using dustbins as he did not have any cones, we have cones, but the name still stays.

Club Cluster Sessions Curboroug 6.30pm Wednesdays

Following the success of the ‘cluster’ sessions we ran last year we are again running similar sessions in 2014. However, this year the sessions, for youth A and B riders, plus jun women, will take place every other week to reduce the burden of travelling for the other clubs (Lyme RC , Derby & Wolverhampton) and to allow the riders to also support other activities that take place on Wednesday’s. The sessions start on 2nd April 6.30pm and the dates are as follows:-

April 2nd, 16th 30th, May 14th 28th June 11th 25th July 2nd 16th 30th, Aug 13th 27th, Sept 3rd 17th.

It made a big difference to the youth rides from Lyme RC last year, it is for Youth A and B plus junior girls.

I will be at the first 2 to coach then I will be coaching at the Lyme RC Track Nights.

Track Club Cluster Session

There is a club cluster session April 6th at Halesowen; I have already sent the nominations of for this one. The next on is at Wolverhampton, April 20th 10am-2pm, I have to put the nominations in by April 11th, More information will be sent out next week.


April 4th GO-RIDE at the Club House

April 11th, 18th GO-RIDE moves to the Grass at Lyme Valley 6.30pm.

April 25th onwards GO-RIDE on the grass at Lyme Valley and freewheelers on the Track, more information in next newsletter which will be sent out next week.


Wednesday Lyme RC Track Nights

The First one will be April 30th , more information next week.

Newcastle Track League

The First League night is May 1st, Freewheelsers from 6.10pm.


Please look out for next weeks Newsletter that will be Emailed out.

Lyme RC Went to the London Bike Show and met Sir Chris Hoy

A mini bus load of Lyme RC members went to the London Bike yesterday after John Curtis won a competition for some members to go and ride with Sir Chris Hoy.

They had a great time with some real club spirit on the bus and meeting Sir Chris.

Jen Adams  "Absolutely fabulous day, Kids rode really well and not even Duncan fell off! Chris was a gent as expected, and we even got a box full of freebies from P20.

John Curtis "Sir Chris having to get out of the saddle a couple of times to catch Izaak and josh!"

Report by Sarah Walley, Lyme RC Member and budding reporter.

Telegraph competition winner John Curtis won a once in a lifetime opportunity to cycle and enjoy nibbles with Sir Chris Hoy at the London Bike Show. On Saturday 15th February at 6.30am the mini bus and support van kindly donated Shirley's Transport headed to London. 

Once there, 13 members of Lyme Racing Club took to their bikes to the test track located within the London Bike Show at the ExCel Arena. The buzz and excitement grew as the younger members of the group saw Sir Chris Hoy. Taking his time to welcome and congratulate each member of the club, Hoy then turned his attention to the smaller children taking particular interest in their cycling endeavours, even making jokes with the children. 

 Soon, it was time to cycle round the track with the cycling legend. Riding one of his own branded Hoy bikes, he made his way around the group chatting away. While the older members were getting to know Sir Chris a little better the younger members raced around the track soaking up the attention from the growing crowds. As quick as it came the riding was all over and exhausted children and adults alike, took to the nibbles and drinks. Sir Chris then handed out some postcards that he had signed to all 13 members of the group, even signing shirts, helmets and allowing the female members to take selfies too! 

 Soon it was time to say goodbye to Sir Chris and have a wander around the show. When asked to describe the day words like cool, fantastic, epic, awesome and tiring were all used. Even Duncan managed to sit on Sir Chris's back wheel without falling off!

After all of the excitement the bus on the way Home was a lot quieter! A good experience had by all, just a shame it had to come to an end!

 Sarah Walley.

Thanks to The London Bike Show, RCUK and Hoy Bikes for the day.

New Lyme RC Club Kit Launch

Dear all,

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce our new club kit. 

Here is a very brief bit of background as to why we are introducing a new kit so close to the release of the ‘Lyme’ green colours: 
This new design has come about as a direct result of the feedback we have received from club members with regards to the first ‘Lyme’ green kit not matching the design that was circulated and approved by you as members. The extent of our sponsors name verses the club name on the shirt was not balanced and was deemed overwhelming. Since the release of this kit the committee has worked with Swinnerton’s cycles to try to reduce the ratio of the sponsor’s logo to the club name in-line with approved design. Unfortunately this was not the best solution for Swinnerton Cycles and as such the kit has been redesigned to remove all sponsorship logos, but at the same time being as close as possible to the original design. I would like to thank John Mollat for co-ordinate this design.

I hope you like this new Lyme Racing Club kit and that it will unite all disciplines with a single identity.

I would also like to invite you all to the official launch of the new club kit on Wednesday 5th March 7.00pm at the Bush in Silverdale. 

In addition to the new design we have reviewed our supplier options and are pleased to announce that this new kit will be supplied by Pro Vision Clothing. At the launch evening you will be able to review the range (adults, men and women specific cuts, child’s and casual apparel), quality and sizes of kit that is now available and place orders. 

Short Sleeve Shirt (adult) – £37.45 20% discounted Introductory offer* :D Normal price £46.80
Short Sleeve Shirt (Kids) – £24.00 20% discounted Introductory offer* :D Normal price £30.00
Long Sleeve Jersey (Adult road) – £47.95
Baggy MTB Jersey – £34.80 
Bib Shorts (Mens & Womens) – £53.95
Bib Shorts (Kids) – £29.95 
Skin Suit Long Sleeve – £83.95
Gilet – £42.00
Summer Jacket – £60.00

*Taking into consideration the feedback regarding the introduction of this design so close to the previous kit we are offering a 20% discount on Short Sleeve Shirts for this first order only. Offer ends 12th March 2014. 

The club will hold a very limited stock of kit. This will be charged at a 10% extra premium. So best get your orders in during the open order periods and avoid this additional cost. We will still offer a crash replace scheme with 50% reduction off stock kit prices.

We are now introducing a more conventional club kit ordering process where members will have the opportunity to purchase kit at regular intervals throughout the year. This will be a pre-pay service and your kit will be delivered 6-8 weeks later. A very limited stock will still be held by the club for members that require crash replacements etc. In the next couple of weeks I will issue a guide with all the details of the ordering process. 
In the meantime please come along to the launch, meet Pro Vision, see what they have to offer and place your orders.

Ian Palmer – Club Kit Volunteer

Aaron Mansell Revs Home to Win Gold in National Roller Racing Championships

Cycling: Aaron Mansell revs home to win gold in national roller racing championships
By The Sentinel | Posted: February 15, 2014

By Cycling

RAPID Aaron Mansell has been crowned national under-nines roller-racing champion.

The Lyme Racing Club (Swinnerton Cycles) rising star has been training all winter under the guidance of coach Norman Bassett ready for the British Schools event.

And he was one of six medal winners for the club when the competition was held at Neterstowe School in Lichfield, where 50 children went head-to-head.

The honours were decided over two events; a 500m standing start followed by a 10,000m flying start.

Thursfield County Primary School pupil Mansell, who is from Harriseahead, was followed in second by club-mate Joshua Fowell, while Harry Brayford took seventh.

Caleb Hill won the silver medal in the under-13s boys event, George Hancock won bronze in the under-15s boys' competition and James Brayford came away with a silver medal in the over-15s.

Thomas Mould won bronze in the under-sevens, with Izaak Curtis in fourth.

Ruby Jennings, Lyme's only girl at the championships, was fourth in the under-nines.

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